Report: Sabres' Stewart remains on Bruins' trade radar

Rick Osentoski / USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins may still be looking to Buffalo for help at right wing.

According to Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe, the club remains interested in obtaining Chris Stewart from the Sabres, despite a commitment made to burning a year off rookie winger David Pastrnak's entry-level contract. 

Pastrnak, who has been skating on the top line with David Krejci and Milan Lucic, could still be sent down to AHL Providence at some point, creating a hole that Stewart could yet fill.

Shinzawa writes:

The Bruins have committed to burning the first year on David Pastrnak's entry-level contract. However, that doesn't eliminate a return to Providence if Pastrnak needs refreshing. It doesn't do Pastrnak or the Bruins any good if he's seeing limited varsity shifts. To that end, the Bruins have not eliminated Chris Stewart, once very much on their radar, as a pickup before the trade deadline.

It's believed a trade hasn't already been consummated due to the Sabres high asking price juxtaposed with the fact Stewart has scored only six goals in 45 games. As a point of comparison, Pastrnak has scored four goals in his first 12 NHL games.

As the March 2 trade deadline approaches, however, middle ground may be discovered, leading to a long-talked about deal between the two teams.

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